BREASTLESS IN AMERICA~ Still Waiting.
My Hope Chest Creates Butterflies, Gives HOPE and Makes Women Whole Again After Cancer.
My Hope Chest was founded by breast cancer survivor Alisa Savoretti in the fall of 2003. It is a national grassroots organization and the ONLY national charity funding breast reconstruction for uninsured and underinsured survivors restoring them in body, mind and spirit.
Makesha's Story, surgery recipient in Florida...
My Hope Chest charity is my Angel. I was uninsured when diagnosed with breast cancer.
I was able to get my mastectomy and treament covered through Medicaid, but that's where the help stopped, I was stuck. I had given up after six years of searching for assistance to help with reconstruction of my left breast. While working as a health care aid, an (MHC) application was given to me from a client I was caring for (I applied) and I received a call from My Hope Chest wanting to help me. They were very passionate, concerned, and caring throughout the whole process. They really understand the importance of making woman whole again and paid for all of my surgery costs. I feel alive and vibrant today and I owe it all to them....I am a new butterfly! I have since volunteered my time and here to give back and help in any way I can.
Thank you My Hope Chest!
What is a breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is NOT A "BOOB JOB". It’s a series of 3 surgeries, spanning one year with a cash pay cost to uninsured women ranging from$25,000 and UP to $200,000 for complicated flap surgeries.
Creating Butterflies ~ Transforming Lives
My Hope Chest's unique mission is on the back end of the disease... the HAPPY part, where women are made whole in body, mind and spirit. Your donation will help us change lives and help survivors find closure from their cancer journey. Every Dollar matters. It truly takes a village.
History of My Hope Chest~ The Lopsided Showgirl
A breast cancer survivor and Las Vegas Showgirl, she was 38 and without insurance at the time of her diagnosis. Following a mastectomy and only 5 months after finishing her chemotherapy, Alisa returned to the Las Vegas stage and her career as a professional dancer – this time,however, minus one breast. Billing herself as the “Lop-sided Showgirl,” Alisa shared her personal story and plans for an organization as a result of it, gaining media attention through a news story on the local CBS affiliate. Alisa had to wait nearly 3 years to acquire her own reconstruction. She realized then that there is a huge gap in treatment that existed for “uninsured” women suffering from a mastectomy.
Thank you for caring~ Please share Makesha's story and My Hope Chest with family and friends and help create more Butterflies! Donate whatever you can, every dollar matters.
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